Simi Valley Sophist

The Simi Valley Sophist ruminates on all manner of topics from the micro to the macro. SVS travels whatever path strikes his fancy. Encyclopedia Britannica: Sophist "Any of certain Greek lecturers, writers, and teachers in the 5th and 4th centuries BC, most of whom travelled about the Greek-speaking world giving instruction in a wide range of subjects in return ..."

Location: California, United States

Retired: 30years law enforcement-last 20 years Criminal Intelligence Detective.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Gun Control-Social Progressive Mantra Crumbling

On both coasts, Washington D.C. and San Francisco, there is a long standing aversion to allowing citizens to own or possess handguns. Handguns are principally defensive firearms, as opposed to long guns, which are considered offensive firearms. When given a choice, no knowledgeable person would elect to take a handgun as a primary weapon to a gun fight. So, what is with this social progressive agenda to deprive citizens of a tool for personal defense?

Washington D.C. has had a ban on handguns since 1976. That law is now ruled unconstitutional.

I wrote on San Francisco passing a handgun ban early last year. Last July SF’s ban was ruled unconstitutional.

Judicial common sense prevailed on two coasts. That is undoubtedly giving the social progressives heartburn.

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